Wednesday 12th August 2015 – 8.15am – Chris Kowalik.
A Worcestershire MP has visited one of the county’s ambulance hubs and shown his support for the work of the service.
Nigel Huddleston, MP for Mid Worcestershire, paid a visit to the hub in Spetchley Road, Worcester where he met members of staff and was shown the variety of different functions based there including ‘Make Ready’ where ambulances are prepared for their shift, fleet workshops, management and administration.
Michelle Brotherton, registered paramedic and General Manager for the West Mercia area said: “We explained everything we did and gave Mr. Huddleston a good rundown of our service provision for the county, including staff and fleet numbers. He was very impressed and very supportive.
“He understood the role of our volunteer community first responders and the importance of defibrillators in the community; areas he will help to promote.
Pictured above left-to-right: Nigel Huddleston MP, Michelle Brotherton, Nicholas Montandon (assistant are manager for Worcestershire)
“We look forward to him visiting again when he will join an ambulance crew for a shift.”
Mr. Huddleston said: “I really enjoyed my visit to the Ambulance hub and meeting Michelle and the team. They often work under difficult and challenging circumstances but everyone I met was hugely enthusiastic about their job. I was particularly impressed with the new ambulances and equipment. It is reassuring to know that such a dedicated, professional and well equipped team will be on hand should we ever be in need of their services.”